Lab Members

Elise Hankins

Master's Student

Elise is soon to earn a MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include social impressions such as perceived attractiveness and intelligence, the moral concern we grant to fellow humans and non-human animals, and (non)meat eating behaviour. She has plans to work in animal advocacy, applying social psychology to create more effective impact.


Maryam Khan

Master's Student

Maryam is a Chevening scholar, studying an MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her dissertation on the politics of moral expansion. She is also a member of the Societal Psychology lab at LSE where she is working on a project that aims to understand decision-making for health in the context of poverty in Pakistan. Her research interests include how perceptions of inequality influence our attitudes, the moral concern we grant to others and how both, our identities and those of others, interact and influence the expansiveness of our moral circles. She has plans to pursue a PhD exploring similar topics in the near future.



Charlotte Sudduth

Research Assistant

Charlotte is an MSc Developmental Science student at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include how romantic relationships influence well-being during the transition to parenthood.


Eilidh McNaughton

Research Assistant

Eilidh is a MSc Health Psychology student at UCL with interests in adolescent health and education, the role of social factors on health, and health care delivery. She is currently assisting with a research project investigating how moral values change across development.